January 11, 2013

Weekly Roundup: CES 2013, ‘Generation LGBTQIA’ and totalitarian restaurants

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-CES 2013: Wired‘s Mat Honan says it was a lackluster year for the show. Businessweek takes a look at what’s new in TVs. The Los Angeles Times spotlights the rise of “multi-mode” devices that combine elements of laptops and tablets. The Wall Street Journal reports on how cable and satellite operators are battling upstart Internet players. Digital health and fitness tech was hot at the show, reports TechHive.

-A Wired columnist writes that the Internet of Things has arrived—and brought with it a host of security questions.

-Ad Age lists marketing and media predictions for 2013.

-“Will 2013 Be the Year of the Electric Car?” asks the International Herald Tribune.

-From Australia’s heatwave to heavy snow in the Middle East, The New York Times reports that “around the world, extreme has become the new commonplace” for weather.

-A Bloomberg Businessweek report on the food crisis includes a look at how entrepreneurs are applying tech savvy to agriculture; the quest for a more sustainable food system; and the rising issue of food waste.

-An International Herald Tribune columnist reports that “women’s issues” are going global and finding more advocates.

-Bloomberg Businessweek looks at how the headline-making gang rape in New Delhi “has put a spotlight on the rifts between traditional India and fast-growing India.”

-The New York Times examines “Generation LGBTQIA” and a new perspective on gender that looks beyond “the binary of male/female.”

-The Economist spotlights the decline of marriage in America.

-The longevity gap between men and women is narrowing, at least in wealthier nations, reports The Economist.

-A new study finds that among people under age 50 in developed nations, Americans “die earlier and live in poorer health,” reports The New York Times.

-The Atlantic reports on a study finding that China’s one-child generation is less trusting, competitive and conscientious, and more risk-averse and pessimistic.

-PSFK examines The Future of Work.

-The New York Times reports on potential revenue-building models for MOOCs.

-USA Today looks at how hotel dining options are evolving with the times and also reports on the upswing in hotel lobby libraries.

-Vanity Fair spotlights the rise of “totalitarian” restaurants.

-A Guardian blogger looks at what’s behind Brits’ recent love affair with American food.

-Bloomberg examines how global warming is affecting winemakers.

-The Economist reports on the rise in technologies that enable parents to track their kids and the privacy issues involved.

-Mobile apps are taking a bite out of Google’s dominance in search, reports The New York Times.

-A Nielsen infographic examines how Americans are consuming content—“on every device under the sun.”

-The Guardian reports on the phenomenon of women-only clubs, societies and networking events.

-The traveling salesman is now a rare breed, reports Bloomberg Businessweek, as companies cut costs by shifting to digital pitches.

-IBM’s Jill Puleri writes in MediaPost that while many Millennials live with their parents, this generation is also driving demand for home furnishings and décor.

-“Oxygen” is all the rage in the beauty industry, reports The New York Times.

-The New York Times lists its top 46 travel destinations for 2013. 

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